Diana Nyad calls boxing great Muhammad Ali the "most underachieving endorser in the history of great sports heroes." He's teamed with Mars on a new line of healthy snacks, but past efforts haven't exactly been KOs.
All those corporate scandals and years of relatively stagnant wages for the middle class and working poor have left a whole lot of folks angry over skyrocketing CEO pay. Edward Carr says it's just market forces at work.
Former Congressman Bob Ney was sentenced today for his role in the Abramoff bribery scandal. And if that's not deterrent enough for other lawmakers, the Senate passed far-reaching ethics and lobbying legislation last night.
Congress is scrambling to save the emergency loan program that helps people hit by natural disasters before victims of recent Midwest ice storms and the California freeze are left out in the cold. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Lawmakers around the country are working to keep the ping of aluminum bats out of high school baseball games, saying they endanger young players, but a $240 million industry is fighting back. Amy Scott reports.
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